Friends – I am pleased to announce that the Blowing Rock Civic Association has formed a Development Evaluation Committee to evaluate commercial and residential developments that are proposed for Blowing Rock. this committee is composed of three engineers with extensive construction experience, a real estate professional with extensive development experience and an attorney with extensive real estate and development experience. Every committee member is qualified to give expert testimony at public hearings on development permitting by the town. This committee will be studying plans of the proposed development behind The Speckled Trout property bounded by Morningside Drive and Highway 221 in downtown Blowing Rock. They will issue a report of their findings to the BRCA, the Town Planning Board, the Town Council and to the public.